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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey. our top stories: the un security council imposes $1 billion worth of sanctions on north korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. these sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so will give the north korean leadership a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. venezuela's chief prosecutor is fired by the new constituent assembly. she says it wants to stop her investigating corruption. italian police have arrested a 30—year—old polish man accused of drugging and kidnapping a british model in milan, to sell in an online auction. also in the programme: a shock result at the world athletics championships, in usain bolt‘s final 100m race. the united nations security council
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has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution was drafted by the united states, and comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than $1 billion a year in export earnings. from the un, in new york, nick bryant reports. this was a show of ambition and menace, north korea last month testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared capable of reaching the american mainland, west coast cities such as los angeles, and even beyond. it is this kind of brinkmanship that has intensified diplomacy at the united nations security
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council, and led to a deal between the united states and china, north korea's ally, to impose tough new sanctions. this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. these sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so, will give the north korean leadership a taste of the depravation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. every country must ensure that these measures are adhered to. every country must live up to our word. this time, there is too much at stake. we simply cannot afford to fail. most of north korea's export trade goes across this border, into china, and pyongyang could be deprived of roughly a third of its export income, the sanctions hitting its trade in coal, iron and seafood. but they don't limit oil deliveries, a move that would have a crippling effect on the economy, and potentially a collapsing effect on the pyongyang regime. translation: we hope the parties will immediately take action
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to prevent further escalation, and create the conditions for the resumption of talks, and to bring the nuclear issue on the peninsula back on the right track, seeking a peaceful solution through dialogue and consultation. this week, the pentagon conducted its own test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, proof, it said, that america is ready and able to deter, detect and defend against attacks. last weekend, in another show of force aimed at the leadership in pyongyang, america flew supersonic bombers over the korean peninsula. but, as well as displaying its military hardware, the trump administration has indicated it might be willing to conduct talks with north korea. these sanctions increase the pressure on pyongyang to enter into dialogue. so far, sanctions have failed, and most intelligence analysts here believe that north korea won't come to the negotiating table until it has proven beyond any doubt that it not only has a missile that could reach the us mainland, but a missile that could be armed with a nuclear warhead.
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nick bryant, bbc news, at the united nations. venezuela's opposition groups say the country's institutions have been taken hostage, after the top prosecutor, a vocal critic of president maduro, was sacked. politicians removed luisa ortega from office following a unanimous vote in the new controversial assembly. she says she has been stopped from investigating alleged corruption and human rights abuses. dozens of national guard officers took up position around her office, preventing herfrom entering. will grant reports from caracas. it didn't take long for venezuela's chief prosecutor to feel the consequences of her opposition towards the constituent assembly. just hours after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, miss ortega's office was surrounded
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by their security forces. she posted photographs onto her twitter account of national guardsmen in riot gear, and said she denounced the siege in front of the national and international community. a prominent member of the new assembly, the country's former foreign minister delcy rodriguez, indicated such high—profile opponents could expect swift action when she spoke at her swearing—in ceremony. more broadly, the chief prosecutor has become a serious obstacle to mr maduro since she abandoned her support for his government. first, she led a national outcry after the supreme court briefly took control of the powers of the opposition—led national assembly. since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has consistently denounced it publicly, and brought legal action to halt its advance. there has been some widespread
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condemnation from foreign leaders about the venezuelan president's treatment of opposition leaders. one of those leaders has been effectively returned to house arrest, according to his wife, we believe, reporting on the afp news agency. he was thrown back in military prison after the intelligence service ended a brief speu intelligence service ended a brief spell of house arrest granted last month. we believe he has returned home. another leader, the mayor of caracas, was released from detention on friday. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news: the us secretary of state is in the philippines for the summit of the association of south—east asian nations. rex tillerson will be joined there by the north korean foreign minister. the state department said there were no plans for the two
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to meet privately. last week, mr tillerson said the united states had no desire to topple its government. campaigning in the kenyan general election has officially closed ahead of tuesday's vote, with the two frontrunners holding theirfinal rallies. president uhuru kenyatta led his jubilee party supporters in prayer. his main challenger, raila odinga, leader of the national super alliance party, addressed his followers in the capital, nairobi. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, has warned the united states against jeopardising its nuclear deal with world powers, saying president trump risks political suicide. mr rouhani was speaking at his inauguration, after being elected for a second term in may. he said iran would respect the terms of the deal as long as the other signatories did the same. usain bolt will certainly enter the history books as one of the greatest sprinters, but his final individual ioom race did not play out for the story books. the jamaican champion finished with the bronze medal,
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in a race won by americanjustin gatlin, who has served two separate drug bans. natalie pirks has the story. the day began with a thunderstorm, which gave way to blue skies. jamaica's fans being made to feel at home in london, as they geared up for what they believed would be their hero's fairytale ending. last run, last time. going to be a great loss to the sport, but we're going to be here with him on the last lap. i wouldn't say i'm confident, i'm overconfident. i know he will win! when he finishes, it will be a celebration, and it's going to go on all night and all morning. by the evening, the night sky was crackling with expectation. they saved the bolt till last. but the warning signs had been there, beaten for the first time in four years in the semi—final by young american christian coleman. bolt‘s starts have been shaky.
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commentator: and they blast away, and coleman gets a brilliant start in lane number five. bolt is chasing him through. he has to dig into the reservoir of greatness. it's coleman, then bolt, coleman gets him on the line. the disbelief swept around the stadium. this wasn't in the script. there would be no 12th world title. there would be no dream goodbye. crowd boos. the crowd made it more than clear what they thought of the result. bolt was their darling, gatlin their pantomime villain. a two—times drug cheat, now a three—times world champion. bolt has rarely had to settle for second—best, let alone third. but he bows out having transcended his sport, his legacy secure. natalie pirks, bbc news, at the london stadium. injamaica, people were out in the streets to watch the 100m final, and with the last four championships won by a jamaican,
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it is normally a night of celebrations. here is the reaction from kingston. gatlin beat him! can't believe, man! gatlin beat him, 9.92. he crossed the line, and he's made jamaica proud. and he's the best thing to happen to track and field, ever. and we love him, and we support him no matter what. belgian officials have admitted they knew injune that eggs from dutch farms might be contaminated with insecticide. belgium's food safety agency said it had kept quiet because of a fraud investigation. the drug can cause liver, kidney and thyroid problems. shops in belgium, the netherlands and germany have removed the eggs from sale. thousands of brazilian army troops have raided slums in rio dejaneiro, in a crackdown on criminal gangs. their main goal was to stop gangs behind a surge in brazen robberies of commercial trucks. the authorities say there
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were 10,000 cargo thefts last year. the swoop ended with the arrests of 18 people, and the deaths of two more. greg dawson reports. searched going in, searched going out. these troops are looking for drugs and weapons. this is the new reality for residents of rio's favelas, all part of the military‘s newly launched operation to get a grip on the criminal gangs overwhelming this city. it is notjust those on foot being searched, with roadblocks also in force, as troops try to stop a recent surge in robberies of commercial trucks. translation: they break the trucks, they steal money. it's traumatic. those of us with more experience are used to it, but some drivers give up theirjobs because of what's going on in rio.
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it has been a week since the military was deployed across the city, with the police unable to cope with the growing levels of violence. the focus of the crackdown is rio's favelas. five separate neighbourhoods were targeted on saturday, with many residents saying they woke to the sound of gunfire. 18 people were arrested during the raids. two were killed. "the military calm us," says this woman. "there are so many robberies, so many shootouts. with the military we feel more secure." many residents have complained, though, that their neighbourhood now resembles a warzone. but the government says the troops are here to stay until the end of the year at the earliest. this in a week that rio marks exactly a year since the opening of its olympic games. the atmosphere of celebration now a distant memory. greg dawson, bbc news. the french authorities are reportedly investigating all 271 suspected jihadist militants who have returned to the country from warzones in iraq and syria.
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the question of how to treat people returning from the conflict area has divided opinion in a number of european countries. in an interview with the newspaper le journal du dimanche, the interior minister, gerard collomb, said it was difficult to confirm how many french nationals had been killed fighting alongside islamic state militants. police in italy are investigating the kidnapping of a british model who was held captive for nearly a week. the young woman, who hasn't been named, had been in milan for what she thought was a photo shoot. detectives say she was drugged and attempts were made to try to sell her on the internet. a polish man who lives in britain has been arrested. catriona renton reports. the 20—year—old model arrived in milan for a photo shoot in one of these apartments in the city centre. it is said that this is where she was attacked by two men, and was drugged. police have reconstructed how she was put into a bag and then
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bundled into the boot of a car. it was driven to an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city, then to this cottage in the mountains near turin. translation: the victim was drugged with ketamine. then she was locked up in a bag and driven for hours. we can only imagine what might have happened if she had had an asthma attack. it is understood, while she was at the cottage, the woman was handcuffed to a chest of drawers. her kidnapper is alleged to have tried to sell her for sex online and demanded a ransom of over $350,000 from her agent. after six days she was released, though no ransom was paid, reportedly because the kidnapper found out she had a child. translation: the perpetrator is a dangerous person. keep in mind he introduced himself as somebody willing to provide final solutions, both as a paid killer and as part of an organisation that works in the dark web,
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offering mercenary services, bomb attacks, kidnappings, and so on. lukasz herba, a polish man said to be resident in britain, has been arrested. it has been reported this happened after he was seen taking the woman to the british consulate. the uk foreign office said they have been providing consular support to a british woman in italy. this is a story that pulls into sharp focus the potential dangers for young people trying to get on in the modelling industry. catriona renton, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: he is at it again. russia's action—hero president poses for the cameras during a fishing trip in siberia. the question was whether we wanted to save our people, and the japanese as well, and win the war, or whether we wanted to take a chance on being able
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to win the war by killing all our young men. invasion began at 2am this morning. mr bush, like most other people, was clearly caught by surprise. and we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all the iraqi forces. 100 years old, and still full of vigor, vitality and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she has achieved this landmark anniversary. this is a pivotal moment for the church as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the un security council imposes $1 billion worth of sanctions on north korea, over its nuclear and missile programmes.
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venezuela's chief prosecutor is fired by the new constituent assembly — she says it wants to stop her investigating corruption. at least five people have died, as large parts of southern europe and the balkans, endure unprecedented hot weather. the severe heat wave has affected a huge area, bringing with it drought and forest fires. from sicily, gavin lee reports. scorching times for sicily. with records temperatures, the island's grapes suddenly need to be harvested weeks early. but working in the fields in 43 degrees is brutal. translation: today, unfortunately, the temperature was so high, we had to tell the workers to come back later, when it's cooler. we all suffer. the machines suffer, the vineyard suffers. the fight here against the sun
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to save the grape and wine industry is reflected in vineyards across europe. but the wider impact has led some governments to warn people to stay indoors in the afternoon because of the threat to public health. in the balkans, authorities have been advising people to stay indoors and increase their water intake. in hungary, it is about keeping cool and carrying on, and there is strong advice from hungarian officials. translation: if you know any elderly people, ask them if they need any help, and offer to do their shopping instead for them. don't let them go to the market in this heat. we also draw your attention to adequate fluid replacement for children and infants. he says it is very hot where he is — marseille, france. it is a0 degrees. staying hydrated while travelling has been a key message here. this is galicia, in northern spain, flames turning the sky red
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and shutting highways. here in sicily, the usually packed summer streets look more like ghost towns. for those hoping for a break from europe's heatwave, temperatures are expected to return to some normality late next week. this is something scientists predict we should get used to, though, suggesting global warming will lead to more of us being exposed to increased extreme weather patterns in the years to come. gavin lee, bbc news, sicily. while europe's heatwave has at least another week, scientists have given a grim forecast for extreme weather in the future. a study published in the lancet healthjournal says that by the end of the century 150,000 people in europe would die yearly because of the weather. the study comes as the united states officially informed the un that it will pull out of the paris climate agreement. sarah—jane bungay reports. it makes for the grimmest
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of weather warnings. deaths from weather disasters could increase 50—fold across europe by the start of next century. from flooding to wildfires, heatwaves, wind storms, droughts and cold snaps, scientists at the european commission joint research centre looked at the effects of seven of the most dangerous weather events. across europe, those events we do to 3,000 deaths a year between 1981 and 2010. in the future, that figure could increase dramatically. the report says global warming needs to be curbed as a matter of urgency, adding population change will play only a marginal role in the number of people affected, when compared to climate change. it comes as the first written confirmation was delivered to the un that america still intends to withdraw from the paris climate change agreement,
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an agreement president trump says would punish his country, costing millions of american jobs. this president is putting america first, like when he announced that the united states officially today notified the united nations that we are withdrawing from the paris climate accord. but washington added it would remain in the talks process over climate change, in a bid to seek a better deal for the american people. the prime minister of the irish republic, leo varadkar, says it's "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland, the only part of the uk where it's banned. mr varadkar spoke while attending a gay pride event in belfast, from wherejohn campbell reports. this could be the single biggest parade in northern ireland this year. a sign of changing times. uniformed police officers were taking part for the first time. today is about inclusion
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and representation for the police service of northern ireland. we represent all sections of society. leo varadkar shows the change which has happened in the republic of ireland. he is the country's first openly gay prime minister. the state he leads voted to allow same—sex marriage two years ago, but in northern ireland, it's still outlawed. # it's raining men, hallelujah...# mr varadkar said he had come to this event as a gesture of solidarity and expected the law will change here. i think it's only a matter of time. it is, of course, a decision for the northern ireland assembly, but i'm confident that, like other western european countries, they will make that decision in due course. those comments were welcomed by pride organisers. northern ireland is still lagging behind the rest of the uk in terms of laws that have been enacted there and they are still not enacted here.
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it's time we as a community demand change, we demand the same rights as the rest of the united kingdom. the devolved administration, which will have to make a decision on marriage laws here, is currently suspended, because of a dispute between the dup and sinn fein. but during the last period of government, the dup were able to veto a measure which would have led to same—sex marriage. mr varadkar‘s intervention may increase the pressure to change the law. but this is a society where religious conservatives remain influential. and that change will be resisted. john campbell, bbc news, belfast. president trump is beginning a 17—day golfing holiday, but his russian counterpart valdimir putin, had more energetic pursuits in mind, for his summer break. the russian president made a three day trip to the siberian wilderness and he's been showing
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off his fishing, snorkelling and quad biking skills. and once again baring his chest for the cameras. sarah rainsford reports. it's russia, it's summer, so it's time for vladimir putin's photo—shoot. and this year, the action—man president went fishing in siberia. it ran for ten minutes on state television. the highlight was the pike—chase. this year, mr putin went underwater with a spear gun. the kremlin says he was hunting his prey for two hours. "i had to shoot twice," he admits, finally surfacing with his catch. after notching up 17 years in power, russia's leader is a dab hand at such stunts. he once took to the skies as a human crane. he is regularly snapped on his skates. and horseriding is another
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action—man favourite for the judo black belt. this year, too, it was all about vladimir putin, the macho man, even at 64. the strong leader, ready as ever to stand up to the west. and, never shy of revealing a bit of flesh, mr putin took a moment to flex his muscles in the siberian sunshine. "now that's good fishing," he tells his entourage. he also suggests he is preparing to run for president again next march, despite refusing to confirm it officially. no—one here doubts he would win. but this was a bid to boost his rating, in any case, with cameras poised to capture his every triumph. sarah rainsford, bbc news, oscar. this is bbc news. hello there.
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saturday brought with it some intense downpours, showers with hail and thunder. equally, we had some stunning photos. this is my favourite, a double rainbow in aberdeenshire, but plenty with menacing clouds, this was through the afternoon from kent. all those showers just about died out through the night, and it is chilly. 10—11 in towns and cities, single figures to start the morning in rural areas, some frost if you are up early enough. that high—pressure hanging on in the east today, that will start to bring some rain into northern ireland fairly quickly through the morning hours. a brisk south—westerly wind driving that rain eastwards into western scotland, in the afternoon, pushing across the irish sea into england and wales. the east will be best as we go through sunday. come the afternoon, the rain should have blown away from northern ireland. a few showers, but the sun will come out. we may not see that many showers
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east of the grampians, certainly not in northeastern scotland and the northern isles until later in the day. a fairly damp afternoon for parts of north—western england and wales. cloud in the south—west, possibly a few showers. by and large, for central and eastern parts of england, it should stay dry, bright and warm with some hazy sunshine. very usable weather, looks to stay dry for the world athletics championships in london. because the football is taking place at wembley, the community shield should be dry as well. however, it won't always be driest in the east through the week. through sunday evening, that rain staggers to a halt as you can see across central parts of the uk. that weather front weakening, behind it, brisk wind and some showers. tied in with low pressure, generating some heavy showers at times. quite dreary stuck underneath that weather front, but to the south—east of that, still dry and reasonably warm, if not cloudy.
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brighter with showers to the north and west. then things starting to change. low pressure moving out of the north sea, picking up low pressure. in the south, heavy and thundery rain. dragging our winds down from the north. a strong wind, look at those tightly packed isoba rs. it looks as if by the middle part of the week, it could be the west that is best. for many of us, heavy rain and showers, strong wind at times which will make it feel quite cool. this is bbc news, the headlines: the un security council has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than $1 billion a year in export earnings. venezuela's new constituent assembly has sacked the country's chief prosecutor, luisa ortega, is an outspoken government critic. she says she's been stopped from investigating alleged corruption and human rights abuses.
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opposition groups say the country's institutions have been taken hostage. usain bolt has been beaten in his last individual 100 metre race before he retires. the eight—time olympic champion finished with the bronze medal in a race won by americanjustin gatlin, who has served two separate drug bans. after the race gatlin was booed by the crowd at london's olympic stadium. let's have a look at this morning's front pages. the sunday telegraph has a photograph of usain bolt and justin gatlin after their controversial 100 metres final last
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